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Whangarei guard injured in wrestle over cash - ‎33 minutes ago‎
At 11:30am a security guard collected cash from the New World supermarket and, as he opened the door to his car, a man punched him and tried to wrestle the cash bag from him.
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Former All Black Leon MacDonald confronts burglars - ‎2 hours ago‎
Burglars threatened former All Black Leon MacDonald and stole as many as 15 of his international rugby jersies, police say. Two thieves threatened the former fullback when he confronted them outside his Blenheim home early yesterday, then fled with the ...

NZ pilots' retirement row

Otago Daily Times - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Two Kiwi pilots have won the right to stay in their jobs, after arguing that being forced to retire at the age of 55 was discrimination under New Zealand laws.
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North Korea Threatens Bigger Pain If Punished Over Sony Hack

Businessweek - ‎16 minutes ago‎
North Korea warned that any U.S. punishment over the hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment would lead to damage “thousands of times greater,” with targets including the White House and Pentagon.
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New York Police Add Precautions After Ambush

New York Times - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Faced with the first targeted killings of New York City police officers in years, the city's police leaders ratcheted up precautions for their vast patrol force on Sunday as officials described the predatory final movements of a gunman bent on killing officers.
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Pakistan school attack: Several suspects arrested

BBC News - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Police in Pakistan say they have arrested several people suspected of involvement in last week's Peshawar school massacre. Pakistan's interior minister said the men were "facilitators" in the attack, which left 141 people dead, including 132 children.
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Man's legs severed in train accident at his 18th birthday in Taree: Partygoers ...

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
A group of people who hurled rocks and verbal abuse at emergency service workers trying to help a man whose legs had just been severed in a train accident could face criminal charges, police say.
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Eight pallets of V energy drinks stolen - ‎1 hour ago‎
Police have launched an investigation into the theft of $15,000 worth of energy drink from a commercial premise in South Auckland.
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Councils can't force seismic strengthening, court says - ‎44 minutes ago‎
APPEAL DENIED: The University of Canterbury has a number of quake-damaged buildings on campus. Local councils cannot force strengthening of earthquake-prone buildings beyond the minimum set by law, the Supreme Court says.
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Man found lying on road in serious condition

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
A 49-year-old man is in a serious condition after he was found lying on a Wellington road with head injuries, police say. The man was found on Rossiter Street in Linden, Tawa about 11.30pm.

$10k to rescue men 'not in real danger'

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Up to $10,000 of taxpayers' money was spent on a rescue in Northland over the weekend for a group of Aucklanders "who were not in real danger", police say.

Blissful sunshine or pouring rain for Christmas Day?

TVNZ - ‎6 hours ago‎
Rain which has plagued most of the country over the last week looks set to hang around for some of the country this Christmas. The weather's looking up for Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch where fine spells are expected.

Consumer confidence eases

Radio New Zealand - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Westpac-McDermott Miller quarterly Consumer Confidence Index fell 2 points to 114.8 in the December quarter. A reading above 100 indicates optimism.
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Mighty River signs secret Lake Taupo deal with Maori Trust

New Zealand Herald - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Lake Taupo is the primary source of Mighty River Power's Waikato hydro storage which the hydro scheme accounts for around 10 per cent of New Zealand's total electricity supply.
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ComCom clears Winstone - ‎5 hours ago‎
Fletcher Building subsidiary Winstone Wallboards has been cleared of abusing its dominant position manufacturing and supplying plasterboards, following a Commerce Commission investigation.
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Kathmandu shares plunge 20 per cent on sales guidance

The Australian Financial Review - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Shares in outdoor equipment retailer Kathmandu have plunged 20 per cent after poor Christmas sales forced the company to issue a profit warning.
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Chrisco contracts under fire - ‎1 hour ago‎
If you can't decide what to buy for Christmas, Chrisco can choose for you. The Christmas hamper company is facing court action in Australia over allegedly unfair contract terms that also apply to New Zealand shoppers.
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Eternal startup dilemma: Apple or Android? - ‎1 hour ago‎
Adam Richichi and his partner were minutes into their first meeting about launching a social media company when they ran headlong into the conundrum that bedevils nearly every startup hinging on mobile technology.

New drink-drive limits catch dozens of drivers - ‎8 hours ago‎
Dozens of drivers across New Zealand have already fallen foul of the lower drink-driving limit, with some being busted on their way to work after a big night out.
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Outback is up front - ‎6 hours ago‎
2015 Subaru Outback: As it goes into its fifth generation, the crossover that started it all is better than ever. With the dust normally associated with the Nevis Road at this time of the year quelled by light rainfall, at least the view wasn't compromised, though our ...
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Sol3 Mio singer stuns girlfriend with dramatic proposal in front of thousands

TVNZ - ‎3 hours ago‎
The bar has been set very high for surprise romantic marriage proposals, as over 7,000 hearts melted when a member of Sol3 Mio dropped a knee and asked his partner for her hand at their live concert last night.

Phil Rudd: I want my AC/DC job back

TVNZ - ‎42 minutes ago‎
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd wants to restore his reputation and win back his job with the band. In an exclusive interview with One News today, Rudd has assured fans his life is under control, despite headlines and rumours to the contrary in recent months.

Jesse Will gets Taylor Swift's approval - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jesse Will performs his version of Taylor Swift's Shake It Off as part of YouTube's Reload Sessions in London. Taylor Swift has thrown her support behind a Kiwi artist who has covered her hit song Shake it Off in a YouTube clip.
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Ramos beats Ronaldo to Club World Cup Golden Ball - ‎16 hours ago‎
Sergio Ramos has been awarded the Golden Ball for the best player at the Club World Cup, beating team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo. The Spain international scored his second goal of the tournament with a towering header on Saturday against San Lorenzo as ...

Nature's cutest animals of science in 2014 - ‎5 hours ago‎
From TV-watching marmosets to pretend baby penguins, the weekly scientific journal Nature has picked its cutest animal stories in science from the past year.
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Arctic's future dimmer every year

New Zealand Herald - ‎Dec 19, 2014‎
The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says. In the spring and summer of 2014, Earth's icy northern region lost more of its signature whiteness that reflects the sun's heat.

Emergency services rally for ill boy - ‎1 hour ago‎
PARKER FAMILY: Te Awamutu couple Rebecca and John with terminally ill son Maddox and daughter Willow. Emergency services are rallying to reach new heights and raise $1million in honour of a Waikato tot suffering from a rare terminal illness.
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Horizons' beaches on show for summer

Voxy - ‎1 hour ago‎
New Zealanders are being encouraged to do their surfing online before hitting the beach this summer. Beach goers can check the quality of the water at their nearest beach thanks to environmental monitoring website Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA).
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